Tipster Sara turned us on to what could be the most colossal, earth-shaking construction project this side of the Big Dig. How do we know it’s big? Well, just listen to what it’s called:
Large Neighborhood Street Fund
It’s right there in the name. Large. And Large it is. The city is going to invest $6 million citywide for new sidewalks at schools, sidewalk repair, better lighting in business districts and slowing speeders, and Wallingford stands to gain from the city’s largess. Now, granted, $6 million is only .000012% of what Bernie Madoff embezzled, but it’s also 600,000x my allowance at age 10. That would have bought a lot of Wacky Packs.
Or, in this case, a lot of new sidewalks and trees. The map to the right illustrates the impact. No block untouched! Sara and the stroller set rejoice at the new cut curbs!
It’s scheduled to start February 9th and last 4 – 5 weeks, so bust out your lawn chairs and your coolers!
Full deets at the SDOT info page.